Hi All, we're in the process of emigrating to Adelaide from Wales. We currently have all our belongings packed up in a shipping container awaiting out visa before it can be shipped so are currently living at the mother in laws!
Has anyone recently applied and received the 457 visa? I've been told I'm a very string case as a qualified accountant and moving within the same company to Australia site in the Barossa region, does anyone have a clue on how long a fairly straight forward application would take? I've been told anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months ! which doesn't really help with planning but I guess each case is different.
Also I am looking into finances and wondered if any one would share what monthly out goings they have (roughly) to help budget, we are a couple and have a 1 year old baby. I've estimated the following costs but I'm not sure if they are realistic?!
Rent (3 bed hopefully near semaphore) $450 a week
Food $120 a week
Utilities $220 a month (Gas/Elec/Water)
Council rates $150 ? a month
Mobile $50 a month (BYO phone plan)
Broadband $60 a month (unlimited data for Skype/facetime)
Am I missing anything obvious?